I FOUNDED EPIC TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE REAL BUSINESSES, I AM SO PROUD WE HAVE ACHIEVED THAT, AND I KNOW THERE ARE MANY MORE YOUNG PEOPLE WE WILL HELP BE BOLD AND COURAGEOUS IN THEIR VENTURES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
EPIC is passionate about helping young people to be fearless about their futures. We exist to support them in their growth as entrepreneurs who will contribute to a better, more inclusive society where individuals are valued, and communities grow and thrive cohesively.
As EPIC is a programme in the Martin James Foundation, a part of the Martin James Group, we can utilise the experience, skills and knowledge of all the entrepreneurs who have grown the array of companies that make up the Martin James Network. If you join EPIC you have the opportunity to work with leaders who have created transformational VR and AR companies, learning and development, and Human Resource companies, companies serving children, young people and families, mental health companies, tax based companies, and community base food companies and so on.
What the leaders of the companies across the Martin James Group have in common is a passion and drive to use their skills, knowledge and experience to grow a company that contributes to a safer, more inclusive tomorrow where dreams can be realised without fear, limitation or prejudice.
EPIC is about Fearless Futures – inspiring others to be bold, kind and courageous in their ventures to be an entrepreneur.
So far, we have supported 15 young entrepreneurs and assisted with launching four new businesses.
So, if you are a young people, 14-25 years of age, who has been in the care system of a local authority or you have experienced adversity, and you are motivated and driven to build your own company and would like some assistance than please reach out to our EPIC crew.
Our crew at EPIC will spend time with you finding out about your ideas and experience and then link you into one of our programmes.
- Our Young Business programme has been helping vulnerable and care experienced young people (16-25 year old) to develop skills in business management with a person centered holistic development plan that takes their business idea into a real business
- Our ideas programme – is just what it says. A programme aimed at those 14 and up who have a glimmer of an idea and they want to play with it. Our creative workshop opportunity does just that – plays with ideas so that they can flourish into business.
EPIC is a part of the Martin James Foundation and funded by the Martin James Network, with generous donations from Agility and Antser.